My migration from oh-my-zsh to Prezto actually began quite some time ago, and I accidentally made things much more complicated than they needed to be. I was completely switched over while Prezto was still a fork of the oh-my-zsh github repository. At some point in time, Prezto was moved to its own repository.
I happened to not be paying attention at the time, and my local copy of Prezto got way out of sync. Merging was going to be quite a headache. This seemed to be the perfect time to start fresh and only move what I actually needed from the old repository to the new.
custom directory to Prezto
I currently have 16 scripts that were in my
~/.oh-my-zsh/custom directory. They’re mostly bite-sized, ranging in size from a single line up to a few dozen. I took the lazy way out here and created a Prezto module called
I moved all my scripts from
~/.zprezto/modules/custom/scripts and created an
init.zsh to loop through and sort them all.
for file in /home/wonko/.zprezto/modules/wonko/scripts/*.zsh; do source $file done
It is pretty simple but it is getting the job done.
Next step: Persistence of config files
I already wrote a small persistence module that I’m using but it is only just barely half-baked at this point. I have a basic
persist command to automatically store files in a
git repository and I have a
forget command to restore them to their previous state.
They work, but their error handling still needs work. I’d hate to release this and have someone lose a file because of a stupid bug.
It also still needs a higher-level command to globally restore all the persisted data on a new system. A command to revert all persisted files back to normal files wouldn’t hurt, either.